Heather Kissack, Ph.D.

Heather Kissack is the new Human Resources Director.  She is responsible for all aspects of the support of faculty members through HR policies and programs, working closely with the Provost Office to develop, implement, and manage policies, procedures, and programs to support faculty administration.  She also administers the University‚Äôs equity and affirmative action initiatives through development and implementation of equal employment opportunity processes and the affirmative action plan. She works closely with University administrators to ensure an inclusive, equitable, and non-discriminatory campus environment for faculty, staff, and third parties.  She serves as a back-up to the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources in his absence.

Prior to working for UD, Heather worked at Hill College for 10 years in various HR positions, most recently as the Executive Director of Human Resources and Institutional Development.  In this role she managed all HR functions including benefits administration, payroll, compliance, hiring, and training and development.  During her time in this role she facilitated the implementation of new payroll, applicant tracking, and performance management systems, worked closely with executive staff to implement three major policy manual revisions, and served as the ADA, Title IX, and EEO Coordinators.

Heather possesses a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University, an M.S. from Northeastern State University, and a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma.